Interlink Fist of Yue-style-Combat Skills of Eight Turning Hand


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Traditional Shanxi Xingyi Quan Series: Interlink Fist of Yue-style — Combat Skills of Ba Fan Shou (Eight Turning Hand)

山西传统形意拳系列 — 岳式连拳 — 八翻手实用技击

Demonstrator: Zhang Xigui

Order No. D1303

ISBN: 7887215455

EAN: 6937475378706

Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)

Length: 68 min.

Number of Disc: 1

Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles

Publisher: People’s Sports Audio & Video Publishing House

Price: $14.95

It is said that the famous general of the Song dynasty, Yue Fei, trained his soldiers by ba fan shou (eight turning hand) so as to improve their battle effectiveness. It is compact, practical, easy, and powerful for both attack and defense. It includes many hand techniques such as kicking, punching, tumbling, catching, bundling, throwing and so on. There are three sections — upper, middle, lower – and eight routines for each. The characteristic is practicing movements in both sides, and practicing for eight times on each side. Hence ba fan shou (eight turning hand).

Xingyi quan is one of the three major “internal” Chinese martial arts. The other two are Taiji quan and Baguazhang. Xingyi quan translates approximately to “Form/Intention Boxing”, or “Shape/Will Boxing”, and is characterized by aggressive, seemingly linear movements and explosive power. Its origins are traceable to the 18th century and may go back even further. There is no single organizational body governing the teaching of the art, and several variant styles exist.

A Xingyi quan fighter uses efficient coordinated movements to generate bursts of power intended to overwhelm the opponent, simultaneously attacking and defending. Forms vary from school to school, but include barehanded sequences and versions of the same sequences with a variety of weapons. These sequences are based upon the movements and fighting behavior of a variety of animals. The training methods allow the student to progress through increasing difficulty in form sequences, timing and fighting strategy.

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